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LeBron James wins historic 4th MVP trophy

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07:54 PM ET 05.03 | LeBron James has once again proven that he's the best basketball player alive in the game today. The Miami Heat superstar will be named the NBA's MVP on Sunday which marks the fourth time in the last five years that LeBron will have won the honor. It wasn't a well kept secret by any means, but at least knowing ahead of time means you can clear your schedule to celebrate a historic event in a legendary career. The Heat haven't played all week after sweeping the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, so this MVP ceremony will give them something to do with all their free time. James now trails Michael Jordan's career MVP total by just one trophy, and the possibility that LeBron James will finish with six MVP's - the most ever by an NBA player - is now a real possibility.

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May 3, 2013  08:57 PM ET

Quite possibly the weakest field of the last decade. He was great.... But really, who else were they going to give it to? Durant and Carmelo were not that great this year and Rose was hurt...

May 3, 2013  09:17 PM ET

Still a self-absorbed dick, albeit a talented one.

May 3, 2013  09:25 PM ET

Say you wanna be down with the KINGGGGGGGGG! << Run DMC >>

May 3, 2013  09:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Quite possibly the weakest field of the last decade. He was great.... But really, who else were they going to give it to? Durant and Carmelo were not that great this year and Rose was hurt...

Damn good comment!!, for FWIW, James deserved the MVP this year, with all the NBA stars that were hurt, but damn Melo was pretty valuable to the Knicks this year!!!! :-)

May 4, 2013  12:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Quite possibly the weakest field of the last decade. He was great.... But really, who else were they going to give it to? Durant and Carmelo were not that great this year and Rose was hurt...

James was by far the superior player than anyone else.
I would say he's been closer to Jordanesque numbers than Kobe is.

May 4, 2013  06:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Quite possibly the weakest field of the last decade. He was great.... But really, who else were they going to give it to? Durant and Carmelo were not that great this year and Rose was hurt...

This year's field could have been the strongest of the last decade and he still would have won (probably by a landslide). He just had one of the greatest regular seasons in the history of the sport.

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May 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

James was by far the superior player than anyone else.I would say he's been closer to Jordanesque numbers than Kobe is.

I agree with this comment. However, LeBron has been Jordanesque only the past couple of seasons. The other MVPs were more individual achievement, than that of a player carrying his team to the promised land (which Jordan did everytime...).

May 4, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Well deserving....

May 4, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree with this comment. However, LeBron has been Jordanesque only the past couple of seasons. The other MVPs were more individual achievement, than that of a player carrying his team to the promised land (which Jordan did everytime...).

Agreed.

May 4, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Quite possibly the weakest field of the last decade. He was great.... But really, who else were they going to give it to? Durant and Carmelo were not that great this year and Rose was hurt...

Rose healthy would not have made a difference....
Bulls still can't beat Miami with Rose as the 1 man band team...
Same result if Rose was healthy, bulls would likely get to the ECF vs Miami, lose in 5 or 6...
Until the bulls get rid of Boozer to get a few better players for the supporting cast to Rose, the bulls ain't winning anything but another disappointment....

May 4, 2013  09:39 AM ET

You Will Never Be The G.O.A.T, Bro.

May 4, 2013  09:40 AM ET

LBJ is an amazing talent, and deserves to be MVP this year just off of stats and record. However, I will also concur with what other people said, the field was incredibly weak. And you have one of the other guys who would be vying for MVP candidacy on your team right next to you. He clearly deserves it, but it's not like anyone is even pursuing him for it at this point.

May 4, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree with this comment. However, LeBron has been Jordanesque only the past couple of seasons. The other MVPs were more individual achievement, than that of a player carrying his team to the promised land (which Jordan did everytime...).

MJ carried his team every time to the promised land? Lmao.

Go back and check.

May 4, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

MJ carried his team every time to the promised land? Lmao.Go back and check.

He had Scottie Pippen.

May 4, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Best player in the league by a lot- not debatablebut I maintain that when you have 2 AS next to you and when one of them is a top 5 player- you aren't as 'valuable' as a guy who has to carry the bulk of the load himselfCP should be the MVP, then melo- those 2 aren't 'better' but their teams might not have even made the playoffs without them- where as LBJ's team likely would be a top 2-3 without himjust my opinon

Bron won MVP with the cavs yes?
So I don't see your point.
When your team has the best record league wise, more than likely the best player of the team receives the award.
Let Cp3 lead his team to a best record in the league.
Melo will likely never do that, Durant is better!

May 4, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

MJ carried his team every time to the promised land? Lmao.Go back and check.

He didn't carry his Wizards teams to "the promised land"!!!

May 4, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Hello, FN...

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May 4, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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how can you not see the point-you don't think what he did in taking the talent deprived cavs to the top records in the league is not a more 'valuable' or 'impressive' feat than what he did with your top talent laden team ?

That's the definition of an MVP, what he did with the Cavs.

Chris Paul or Melo deserved it this season.

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